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‘Banners for Spain’ exhibition at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB, showcasing six newly conserved Aid Spain banners plus other artefacts from the Marx Memorial Library and Islington’s archives. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesday) 10am-5pm; free admission.

Cañada Blanch Centre public seminar in the series on the repression of civilians in the Spanish Civil War: ‘No honour amongst thieves (and killers): Francoist repression in the Campo de Gibraltar’, by Gareth Stockey (University of Nottingham) at Cowdray House (Cañada Blanch Seminar Room), London Schoo

An opportunity to explore the Marx Memorial Library’s Spanish Collection archives with Archivist & Library Manager Meirian Jump. 6pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Free.

The Catalan Observatory's screening of the film Pa Negre (Black Bread) in Catalan and Spanish, with English subtitles; 6pm in Room B34, Birbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX.

Walk: ‘Islington in the Spanish Civil War’, exploring the lives of Islington people who played a part in the war in Spain, with a Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association guide.

IBMT stall at the 2017 Big Red Picnic at Clarion House, Jinney Lane, Newchurch-in-Pendle, Nelson BB12 9LL from 12 noon to 4pm; free admission.

‘The Lost Children of Francoism’ seminar, with speakers Peter Anderson (Leeds University), Montserrat Amengou (TV3, Catalonia) and Soledad Luque (Stolen Children Association, Spain); 6.30pm at the Instituto Cervantes, 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN. http://manchester.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

Talk by art historian Christine Lindey (Birkbeck College, University of London) on artistic responses to the Spanish Civil War, including references to Laurence Bradshaw and Julian Otto Trevelyan, the artists credited with the banners on display at Islington Museum’s ‘Banners for Spain’ exhibition. 7pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Free.

Public meeting 'Fighting Franco: British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War 1936-39' at Friends' Meeting House, 43 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW, with doors opening at 7:30pm. Speakers include Professor Paul Preston, author of The Last Days of the Spanish Republic; Richard Baxell, Chair of the IBMT and author of Unlikely Warriors; Professor Valentine Cunningham, editor of The Penguin Book of Spanish Civil War Verse; and Carmen Negrin, granddaughter of Juan Negrin, the last prime minister of the Spanish Republic. Tickets are £5 on the door or £4 pre-booked.

The East of England Co-op is hosting an event to mark the 80th anniversary of the arrival of a group of refugee Basque children to Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich IP9 2BJ; proceededings begin at 12.30pm with the unveiling of a plaque by Paco Robles, followed by talks from, among others, Paco Robles and local historians Adrian Bell and Ed Packard; more information: www.basquechildren.org

The Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee is inviting IBMT members to the unveiling of a memorial to the volunteers from Oxfordshire at 12pm on Saturday 10 June at St Clement’s, Oxford, at the junction of Headington Hill and Morrell Avenue.

 

'Our unfortunate little guests: The Basque Refugee Children in Suffolk, 1937-1939': public lecture by Dr Edward Packard (University of Suffolk) in the Waterfront Auditorium, University of Suffolk, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ; reception at 6pm, followed by lecture at 6.45pm; to book a place email: openlectures@uos.ac.uk.

Screening at 6pm of Stve Bowles’s documentary ‘The Guernica Childsren’ (2007) at the Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Ocean Village, Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3TL; tickets £11 online at www.ourscreen.com/film/The-Guernica-Children; also a limited num

Walk: ‘Islington in the Spanish Civil War’, exploring the lives of Islington people who played a part in the war in Spain, with a Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association guide.

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the Archbishop Sentamu Academy Theatre, 1 Bilton Grove, Hull HU9 5YB, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.hullboxoffice.com/events/ocho

Annual George Brown Memorial Event organised by the George Brown Memorial Committee. Talks this year will cover topics including the rise of the right and of economic and social disadvantage in Ireland and the experience of the Waterford International Brigade volunteers on their return home. There will also be a music session commemorating the involvement of Irish people down the years in conflicts abroad.

IBMT's annual commemoration at the International Brigade memorial, located in Jubilee Gardens, on London’s Southbank, SE1. Speakers and performers this year include Michael Rosen, Maddy Carty and Na-mara. Starts at 1pm and runs for about an hour. Includes speeches, music and wreath-laying, and will be followed by an informal social plus more entertainment at the nearby Horse & Stables, 122-124 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7RW.

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the Howden Shire Hall, 13 Market Place, Howden, Goole DN14, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.howden-shirehall.com/upcomingevents.php

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley HU17 9BE, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk/2017/05/ocho


Commemoration of the arrival of Basque Refugee Children in Caerleon in 1937, as part of the Caerleon Arts Festival, on the lawn of the Priory Hotel, High St, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AG. There will be a number of events on the day marking 80 years since around 4000 children arrived by boat to Southampton, 56 of whom came to Caerleon in Wales.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war; 7.30pm at Write Blend books, South Road, Crosby, L22 0LJ.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war. 2pm at Chorlton Library, Manchester M21 9PN.

IBMT Annual General Meeting and commemorative weekend in Cardiff. For more information, see www.international-brigades.org.uk/content/advance-notice-ibmt-commemorat...